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Mount Washington Cog Railway

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Address: Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
Phone Number: 800-922-8825
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Activities: Skiing, Group tours/train
Description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first...
Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
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We didn't have time to hike Mt Washington but we still wanted to experience the summit, this was a great alternative to hiking/driving. It was very informative and fun! It's a 3... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Lansing, MI
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Lansing, MI
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We didn't have time to hike Mt Washington but we still wanted to experience the summit, this was a great alternative to hiking/driving. It was very informative and fun! It's a 3 hour round trip (1 hr up, 1 hr at the summit, 1 hr down). Make sure you have long pants and a jacket with you, you may or... More 

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Willowick, Ohio
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had a great time on the train ride. The views are amazing while riding up and back. The day we went it was very cloudy, but it still was fun. You can even mail postcards from there and they will put a special stamp on them. You can buy the post cards at the gift shop before you go... More 

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We took the COG Railway up to the top of the Mount Washington to the observatory. It was 75 at the bottom and 39 at the top. It gets cold fast, you can almost feel it as you are moving up on the train. They have an observatory at the top which has amazing views and surprisingly good food. You... More 

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Bedford, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Journeying through New England on our Harley we thought we would conquer Mt. Washington on the bike. After speaking to several folks we opted for the Cog Railway. Taking the cog provides the opportunity to ride on a part of history, learn about the building of the cog and how the operation functions today. Definitely worth the ride. $5 Senior... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A fun way to travel to the summit of Mt. Washington. Great narration. Great views. I do wish that the cog railroad had not been replaced with "electric" trains. I understand that this was done for environmental reasons which I applaud but I miss the cog trains.

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Cog Railway was a fun ride up to the top of Mount Washington. Unfortunately when I got to the top the top was in a cloud so visibility was very limited. But that is part of the wonder of the top of Mount Washington is the extreme and changing weather that sometimes sets records there. The train conductors were... More 

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South of Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Took the cog rail to the summit. What a fun trip for all- families, seniors, tourists. Very scenic and beautiful views.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We rode the first non-steam ride up, and it was not crowded. Then on the way back, we were only 4 of 6 on the train. Lovely. The conductors had very interesting information, and welcomed questions (of which we had plenty). You can walk around the train while it is moving (save for the beginning and end of the ride,... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Taking the Cog Railway to the top of the mountain was a wonderful experience. The brakeman gave good narration on the history and working of the cog. The views were amazing..be sure to look all around.

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Vernon, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We loved this little trip back in time with delightful and informative time travelors taking us on our journey. The website told us not to rely on navigators and they were sooo right. Don't rely on navigators or you will not get to the cog railway. The trains were lovely and well maintained. The brakeman and engineer came out and... More 

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